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Crumb Coffee Cake

This delightful coffee cake has a lightly crunchy topping and a lovely filling of nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. It tastes delicious.—Valma Devall, Kennewick, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Carefully top with remaining batter. For topping, combine the flour, sugars and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over coffee cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 391 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Rachel
    Jan 30, 2021

    Waiting for cake to cool. My batter was a normal consistency, unlike previous comment. One important note- if you are using the filling you will need a smaller baking pan such as 11x7... if not then 9x13 will work...I would line you baking pan with wax paper so if the pan size you choose doesn’t work you can transfer batter to another pan. I baked in 11x7 for 45 minutes

  • keikoasmom
    Apr 20, 2014

    My family loved this, but I was unable to make it as the recipe directed. The batter was very thick, and hard to spread. Next time I might thin a bit with milk so I get 2 full layers or use a smaller pan. Even so, with the top layer a bit scarce, it was delicious!

  • mrs_lawyer
    Jan 23, 2012

    i made this coffe cake for my church bake sale and it was a hit!!! i love it,will definitely make it again!